Split Airport EX-YU's busiest in July

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Split Airport was the busiest in the former Yugoslavia during the month of July by handling 695.506 passengers, representing an increase of 5.9%. During the first seven months of the year, the airport welcomed 1.716.134 travellers through its doors, up 12.2%. So far, It has added over 180.000 passengers compared to the same period in 2017. It anticipates welcoming its second millionth traveller later this month and its record third millionth passenger by year's end. Split Airport's General Manager, Lukša Novak, previously said, "It took us ten years to grow from one million to two million travellers. Before the war, the airport was handling around a million passengers per year. However, it took us just three years to increase our figures from two million travellers to 2.8 million. In 2018 we will handle three million passengers". Split has cemented its position as the third busiest airport in the former Yugoslavia on an annual basis and was ahead of its counterpart in Zagreb for several months during 2017. However, Mr Novak noted that Split has no ambitions to surpass Zagreb Airport's traffic figures and become the country's busiest. "We want to be an effective regional airport. We need to work to stimulate traffic in the winter months", the General Manager said.

MonthPAXChange (%)
JAN33.699 10.8
FEB30.629 28.0
MAR53.165 57.2
APR124.352 0.9
MAY304.135 18.1
JUN474.646 17.6
JUL695.506 5.9

Comments

  1. Remarkable destination, remarkable results. Congratulations from Montenegro!

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  2. I wrote few days ago about DBV capacity growth vs. passenger growth comparison, and said that the demand is lagging behind. Let's check SPU:

    SPU had 14% capacity growth in June but passenger growth was bigger, 17.6%. In July, capacity grew by 9.1%, no. of passengers grew by 5.9%, below the capacity. Results are mixed, doesn't show any trend. Capacity growth in August will be 8.5%, we'll wait and see if SPU manages to fulfill the seats.

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  3. So all Croatian airports handled around 1,8 million Pax in July only?? Remarkable for a country of 4 Million.
    Congrats Split! Next year without capacity restraints it will be 730.000 for sure.

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    1. +1000
      All the Croatian airports with the exception of LSZ are performing extremely well.
      SPU and DBV kept growing non-stop during the last 20 years.
      OSI saw very decent numbers and managed to keep W6 to BSL.
      ZAG welcomed true legacy carriers and now has an exceptional terminal building.
      BWK managed to catch the attention of SN, JP, OS and TUI and the trend is likely to continue.
      PUY, ZAD and RJK too showed some amazing figures.

      And imagine if Grobničko Polje airport ever existed one day

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    2. What was amazing about ZAD? They barely have any growth and in two months their numbers actually fell.

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    3. Croatian airport handled nice 1.9 million pax this year, thanx to increase in tourist figures of around 6% so far this year. https://www.htz.hr/sites/default/files/2018-08/Turisti%C4%8Dka%20statistika.pdf

      Somewhat measured growth considering the bad weather we had in Europe in June and July. Croatia is on course towards 20 million visitors this year, and 1.9 million arrivals this months is impressive indeed.

      Split: 695
      Dubrovnik: 474
      Zagreb: 390~ Numbers not out yet
      Pula 174
      Zadar: 113
      Rijeka: 41
      Osijek: 8~
      Brac: 5~

      Total: 1.9 million,

      I imagine by 2020, this figure will pass 2.0 million mark.
      Overall, pleased, but not ecstatic about it.

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    4. What is the maximum capacity of BWK? I am so glad they extended the runway for bigger plane.
      BWK reminds me of LCY in so many ways.

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  4. "Mr Novak noted that Split has no ambitions to surpass Zagreb Airport's traffic figures and become the country's busiest. "We want to be an effective regional airport. We need to work to stimulate traffic in the winter months", the General Manager said"

    I had no intention of becoming a Gold member at my Airline. One day they just sent me the card...

    Reminds me of what is going to happen at SPU as well... No intention, but it just happens...

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  5. Amazing result! That said, the new terminal can't come fast enough.
    Croatia overall has already been visited by 11,1 million tourists in the first 7 months -- a 6% increase.
    What's more, it's not only the coast that's again breaking records, Zagreb has seen a 9% increase with close to 600,000 visitors so far.
    Still...this is about Split, so congratulations, well done!!

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    1. Actually, Zagreb had 744.000 visitors for the first 7 months of 2018. so 9,2% more visitors.
      1.350.000 overnight stays, which is 11,2% more than 2017.

      Splitsko-dalmatinska County had 2.062.000 visitors, up 8,2% and 10.472.000 overnight stays, up 6,9% on 2017.

      https://www.htz.hr/sites/default/files/2018-08/Turisti%C4%8Dka%20statistika.pdf

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    2. Congrats, Split!

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    3. @frishki7 August 2018 at 19:40

      He is referring to foreign visitors only, i mean domestic are just as important. I think This year Zagreb will have around 1.4 million visitors, 1.27 million of these will be foreign.

      Projections :

      2018: 1,43 million arrivals, 1.27 million foreign visitors - 2.5 million nights
      2019: 1.58 million arrivals, 1.41 million foreign visitors - 2.8 million nights
      2020: 1.75 million arrivals, 1.55 million foreign visitors - 3.2 million nights
      2025: 2.75 million arrivals, 2.55 million foreign visitors - 5.0 million nights
      2025: 2.75 million arrivals, 2.55 million foreign visitors - 5.0 million nights
      2025: 3.45 million arrivals, 3.20 million foreign visitors - 6.5 million nights

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    4. Ok, but visitors are visitors, no matter if from Argentina or Donja Kladuša.

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    5. No, I was referring to all the visitors as reported by Croatia Week. They explicitly wrote first 7 months, but probably made a mistake and counted only the first 6 months.
      Thanks for the correction @frishki

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